Arsenal has begun talks to sign Takehiro Tomiyasu as part of their retaliation against Tottenham.
Arsenal is allegedly in talks with Bologna to recruit Takehiro Tomiyasu.
According to rumors, Arsenal is hoping to beat their north London rivals to the signing of Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu. Tottenham had been linked with a deal for the Japan international in the past.
Spurs were reportedly on the verge of signing Tomiyasu from Bologna for £15 million earlier this summer.
Spurs scouts praised his adaptability across the backline, and Nuno Espirito Santo was eager to add to his defensive options.
He was mostly employed as a right-back last season, but he was also utilized more centrally as part of a back three.
Tomiyasu was considered as the ideal target for Tottenham, who were looking to replace Serge Aurier at right-back.
However, talks over a trade have cooled in recent weeks, and Arsenal has swooped in for talks on deadline day.
Arsenal and Bologna are reportedly already in negotiations, according to The Athletic.
However, any agreement will be contingent on ‘other player movements at the club,’ according to the article.
Arsenal are desperate for a right-back reinforcement and had hoped to sign Barcelona’s Emerson Royal.
Spurs, on the other hand, have made progress in their pursuit of the Brazilian full-back, and a deal is anticipated to be completed before the deadline.
The Gunners now appear to be planning to wrest Tomiyasu from Tottenham’s hands in the dying hours of the transfer window.
Mikel Arteta is thought to be a big fan of the Japanese defender and is pressing for the trade to go through.
With Hector Bellerin expected to go, signing a right-back before the deadline will be crucial.
In recent years, the Spaniard has fallen out of favor and wishes to return to his homeland.
Barcelona had previously expressed interest in re-signing the full-back, but that interest has dwindled.
Bellerin, on the other hand, has been offered a return to his homeland, with Real Betis swooping in to sign him.